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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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In this tutorial I have again used one of Barbara Jensen’s new tubes.
You need a license to use Barbara’s art,
you can purchase this tube and license from her store, here.

The kit I have used is called “Fishnet” and is by
The kit is also available in Barbara’s store.

You will need a mask for the background, I used Gem’s mask 22, here.

You will also need the 20/20 mask which I have uploaded here.

Font is Ammonite, here.




 
Remember to sharpen up those elements after resizing/rotating to take away the blurriness it causes, you will find more info on my Tips and Tricks page.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pp2.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply Gem’s mask.  Resize 80%.

Open el1 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60% and rotate 10 degrees to the left.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the select by 20.

Open pp7, paste as a new layer and drag down below the frame. Resize 60%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete to remove the excess, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open el19 and paste as a new layer. Resize 70%, select the interior of the right hand part of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10. 

Open pp9 and copy, make a new layer below el18 and paste the paper into the selection, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper layer then drag down so its just above the mask layer and place in position.  

Open el18 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el11 and paste as a new layer.   Mirror, resize 80% and place in position on the right hand side (it should be between el1 and el19), apply the drop shadow.  Take your rectangular selection tool and draw a rectangle around the top leaf, hit delete, then right click and paste the leaf back as a new layer, bring it to the top and join the two parts back together. If you have any of the second leaf in the selected part, erase it.  Your tag should now look something like my screenshot below


Open el25, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Mirror, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube, duplicate and close the original, choose your layer options, copy merged and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position inside the frame and apply the drop shadow.  I resized mine 75%.

Open el11 again and paste as a new layer.  Resize 80% and position on the left hand side, apply the drop shadow.

Open el4 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el20 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el17 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el28 and paste as a new layer.  Flip, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el7 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el12 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 15% and place in position on the flower.

Open el9 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el23 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el2 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open el21 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Click your tube layer to activate it, copy it and paste it as a new image then increase the canvas size by 100 pixels width and length. Apply the 20/20 mask to the tube.  Pick two colours from your tube, I used #d8a04b for the foreground and #417a94 for the background.  Make a gradient from these two colours with the settings on my screen shot below then use your Change to Target tool to re-colour the tube (check out my Tips and Tricks page for a mini tut on recolouring which gives info on how to use this tool).  Copy the tube and paste it as a new layer on your tag, drag down below the main tube and position inside the frame. 




Crop your tag and add your copyright information and text then export your tag as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!












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